Bilingual (Spanish/English) Staff Attorney Position (Wenatchee, WA)

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Job location
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NW Immigrant Rights Project
Street address: 
620 N Emerson Avenue, Suite 201
City: 
Wenatchee
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98801
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney or law
graduate, taking the July 2018 bar examination, to provide direct representation, community
outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and
defensive immigration matters.

This position will be based in NWIRP's Wenatchee Office. This office serves a client base
consisting largely of farmworkers and their families.
The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct
representation (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community
workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing
legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal
proceedings; 2) representing victims of crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including
self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief); and 3) representing community
members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The attorney may also be
assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

REPORTS TO
Directing Attorney, Wenatchee Office

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide direct representation to persons in removal proceedings;
• Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS
and the Department of State;
• Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics and individual consultations in Spanish
and English;
• Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
• Participate in NWIRP's outreach, community education, and development efforts;
• Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP's
mission, vision and values;
• Law degree;
• Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. or plan to sit for the bar exam in July 2018;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
• Fluent in English and Spanish;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel;
• The applicant must have a valid driver's license as the position involves some travel.

Beginning annual salary is $58, 232 for a licensed attorney with no experience and is higher for
attorneys with immigration related experience. This position includes generous health, vision,
dental, retirement contributions, disability/life/AD&D coverage, paid leave (vacation, holidays,
sick/safe, and parenthood), Union membership and other benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to:[email protected] with the subject
"Staff Attorney Application Wenatchee - NAME". Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
until the position is filled.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to
diversity.

We believe that having a Board, Staff, and Volunteer base with diverse personal and
professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant
environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage
applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the
LGBT community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting
employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from
discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color,
sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age,
creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical
disability.

Requirements: 

Please see posting.

To apply: 

Please see posting.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018